SBS Transit Bus Service 129

SBS Transit Bus Service 129 is a trunk service plying between Tampines Concourse and Saint Michael’s, passing through Tampines Avenue 1, Bartley Road East, Toa Payoh estate and Whampoa estate. It is the seventieth (70th) Bus Service launched under the Bus Service Enhancement Programme (BSEP), and was launched as part of the Bus Service Enhancements with the opening of Tampines Concourse Bus Interchange on 18 December 2016.

Bus Service 129 calls at a pair of bus stops along Bartley Road from 28 May 2017.

Technical Information
Route  Tampines Concourse Bus InterchangeSaint Michael’s Bus Terminal
Passes Through Tampines Avenue 1, Bartley Road East, Lorong 2 Toa Payoh, Whampoa Road
Route Length 20.3 km (D1) | 20.7 km (D2)
Travelling Time 62 – 85 mins
Operator Information
BCM Route Package Tampines Bus Package
Current Operator SBS Transit Ltd
Current Depot Bedok North Depot (BNDEP)
Braddell Bus Park (BRBP)
Current Fleet 12-metre Double Deck Bus:
Volvo B9TL
12-metre Single Deck Bus:
– Mercedes-Benz O530 Citaro
Departure Times from Tampines Concourse 0545 – 2330 (Daily)
Departure Times from Saint Michael’s 0545 – 2330 (Daily)
Frequency Direction 1  Direction 2
0630 – 0830: 12 min
0830 – 1600: 15 min
1600 – 1900: 12 – 15 min
After 1900: 12 – 15 min
0630 – 0830: 12 min
0830 – 1600: 15 min
1600 – 1900: 12 – 15 min
After 1900: 12 – 15 min
Bus Service 129 Route Poster
Bus Service 129 Route Poster

Bus Service 129 is a trunk service from Tampines Concourse to Saint Michael’s. Apart from benefitting residents in the Tampines, Bartley, Toa Payoh and Whampoa estates, Service 129 opens up a new corridor between Tampines and Toa Payoh / Bishan with a semi-express sector along the Bartley Road / Bartley Road East viaducts; the first bus service to do so.

The route also complements existing bus services for the heavily-utilized sector between Tampines Central and Temasek Polytechnic, such as Services 8, 15, 23 and 69.

Red and white plates are used to help commuters boarding from Whampoa Road, Jalan Bahagia and Jalan Tenteram, as buses in both directions (towards Saint Michael’s and towards Tampines Concourse) call at the same bus stops. Apart from the destination display of the bus before boarding, commuters can check the service plate colour displayed on the windscreen. Red Plate buses head towards Tampines Concourse while White Plate buses head towards Saint Michael’s.

Bus Service 129 also serves the following amenities along its route:

  • Schools:
    • St. Hilda Secondary School
    • St. Hilda Primary School
    • East View Primary School
    • Junyuan Primary School
    • Temasek Polytechnic
    • Maris Stella High School
    • BCA Academy
    • Beatty Secondary School
    • Global Indian International School (Balestier Campus)
  • Shopping Centres:
    • Tampines 1
    • Tampines Mall
    • Century Square
    • Our Tampines Hub
    • Toa Payoh Central
    • Zhongshan Mall
  • Tampines Regional Library
  • Tampines Polyclinic
  • Tampines North Community Centre
  • SAFRA Tampines
  • HomeTeamNS @ Balestier
  • Whampoa Community Centre
MRT Stations Served:
Special Departures:
  • Braddell Rd (Blk 219) St. Michael’s Terminal
    Daily: 0600hrs
  • Tampines Ave 1 (Opp Tropica Condo) → Tampines Concourse Interchange
    Daily: 0600hrs, 0613hrs, 0626hrs

Fare: Charges basic fares. See Bus Fares. Calculate your bus fare using LTA’s fare calculator on MyTransport.sg here.


Route Information

Bus Service 129: Tampines Concourse ↔ Saint Michael’s
 Direction 1
Towards Saint Michael’s
White Plate
 Direction 2
Towards Tampines Concourse
RED Plate
  • Tampines Concourse
    – Tampines Concourse Int
  • Tampines Central 1
    – Bef Tampines Ctrl 3 EW2DT32
  • Tampines Central 3 (Express)
  • Tampines Ave 7
    – Opp Tampines Reg Lib
  • Tampines Ave 4
    – Opp Tampines Stn/Int EW2DT32
    – Opp Century Sq
    – Blk 945
    – Opp St. Hilda’s Sec Sch
    – East View Pr Sch DT31
  • Tampines Ave 1
    – Temasek Poly East G
    – Temasek Poly
    – Temasek Poly West G
    – Tropica Condo
  • Tampines Ave 10 (Express)
  • Bartley Rd East (Express)
  • Bartley Rd
    – Opp Bartley Stn CC12
    – Opp Bartley Chr Ch
    – Opp Gambir Ridge
  • Braddell Rd
    – Bef Braddell Flyover
    – ComfortDelgro Corp Ltd
    – Blk 219
  • Lor 6 Toa Payoh
    – Blk 1
  • Lor 1 Toa Payoh
    – Toa Payoh Police Ctr
    – Braddell Stn/Blk 106 NS18
  • Lor 2 Toa Payoh
    – Blk 101C CP
    – Blk 84B
    – Toa Payoh Stn NS19
  • Jln Toa Payoh
    – Opp Trellis Twrs
  • Jln Datoh (Express)
  • Balestier Rd
    – Bef Jln Dusun
    – Zhongshan Mall
  • Jln Rajah
    – Blk 102
    – Blk 105
  • Whampoa Rd
    – Blk 114
  • Whampoa Dr (Express)
  • Jln Bahagia
    – Blk 29
  • Jln Tenteram
    – Blk 19
    – Opp Blk 65
  • Jln Bahagia (Express)
  • Kim Keat Rd (Express)
  • Whampoa Rd
    – Saint Michael’s Terminal
  • Whampoa Rd
    – Saint Michael’s Terminal
    – Blk 114
  • Whampoa Dr (Express)
  • Jln Bahagia
    – Blk 29
  • Jln Tenteram
    – Blk 19
    – Opp Blk 65
  • Jln Bahagia (Express)
  • Jln Rajah
    – Curtin S’pore
    – Opp Blk 102
  • Ah Hood Rd
    – Opp EASB
  • Balestier Rd
    – Aft Irrawaddy Rd
  • Thomson Rd
    – Opp Tan Tong Meng Twr
  • Jln Toa Payoh
    – Trellis Twrs
  • Lor 2 Toa Payoh
    – Opp Toa Payoh Stn NS19
    – Blk 138B
    – Blk 121
  • Lor 1 Toa Payoh
    – Braddell Stn/Blk 107 NS18
    – Blk 202
  • Lor 6 Toa Payoh
    – Blk 237
  • Braddell Rd
    – Blk 147
    – BCA Academy
    – Aft Lynwood Gr
  • Bartley Rd
    – Gambir Ridge
    – Bartley Chr Ch
    – Bartley Stn CC12
  • Bartley Rd East (Express)
  • Tampines Ave 10 (Express)
  • Tampines Ave 1
    – Opp Tropica Condo
    – Opp Temasek Poly West G
    – Opp Temasek Poly
    – Opp Temasek Poly East G
  • Tampines Ave 4
    – Opp East View Pr Sch DT31
    – St. Hilda’s Sec Sch
    – Opp Blk 945
    – UOB Tampines Ctr
    – Tampines Stn/Int EW2DT32
  • Tampines Ave 7
    – Bef Tampines Reg Lib
  • Tampines Ctrl 3 (Express)
  • Tampines Ctrl 1
    – Aft Tampines Ctrl 3 EW2DT32
  • Tampines Concourse
    – Tampines Concourse Int

Note:

  • Bus Service 129 towards both Saint Michael’s and Tampines Concourse duplicates along Whampoa Road, Jalan Bahagia & Jalan Tenteram. Check the bus destination before boarding.
    – Buses displaying the Red 129 Plate head towards Tampines Concourse
    – Buses displaying the White 129 Plate head towards Saint Michael’s.

Map:


Operator History:
  • 18 Dec 2016 onwards: SBS Transit Ltd

The Bus Service Operating License (BSOL) for this route will be renewed in 2024 under the Tampines Bus Package.

Route History:
  • 2016 (18 Dec): Launched under the BSEP. Wheelchair accessible at launch.
  • 2017 (28 May): Calls at a pair of Bus Stops along Bartley Rd (Bus Stops 62091 & 62099)

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3 thoughts on “SBS Transit Bus Service 129

    • 18 December 2016 at 2:10 PM
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      Not really, 139M does not go to Kim Keat Rd via Jalan Tentaram.

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  • 28 November 2016 at 7:15 PM
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    Thumbs up! One of the few long trunk bus services under BSEP.
    Noticed that BSEP SBS routes are generally longer as compared to SMRT ones.

    Reply

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